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Re: “Movie Review: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Narrated by Samuel L Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro (2016) uses James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript to tell the horrific history of racism in America. Following the lives of three slain civil rights leaders, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr, Baldwin’s words still resonate today.

Since the beginning, race has defined America, and racism permeates its politics to this day. To discuss the issue, Dr Richard Johnson, lecturer in US politics and international relations at Lancaster University, joins the podcast.

Richard’s work examines the US's increasingly racially polarised politics. Richard draws parallels between contemporary America and the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction.

Richard believes we are living in the twilight of the ‘second reconstruction’ – an era that began with the civil rights movement. Are there signs that a ‘third reconstruction’ is dawning?

Despite the election of Barack Obama in 2008 – the US’s first black president – the 2010s were a decade of increasing racial polarisation. But with white, working-class voters searching for an anti-establishment voice, could there be a glimmer of hope?

https://www.alamopictures.co.uk/podcast/2020/05/08/i-am-not-your-negro/

Posted by Mannie Ponc on 05/15/2020 at 6:17 AM

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